The ductile grinding of glass using diamond fibres oriented radially in a grinding wheel

NP Smith, DJ Smith, TRA Pearce*, MNR Ashfold

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Diamond-coated fibres, produced by a hot filament chemical vapour deposition technique and having a high facet density, have been prepared for use as abrasives. Two grinding wheels containing such fibres have been fabricated with the fibres placed in a radial orientation. One wheel contained a single fibre, the other contained multiple fibres. The single diamond fibre wheel was used first to evaluate the potential for ductile grinding of BK7 glass. A ductile-brittle transition was found, occurring at a depth of cut of similar to1 mum over a range of feed rates (5-50 mum/s). The multiple diamond fibre wheel was then used to grind an area, using parameters identified by the single fibre tests. Microstructural analysis revealed that material removal was predominantly in the ductile mode.

Translated title of the contributionThe ductile grinding of glass using diamond fibres oriented radially in a grinding wheel
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)387-396
Number of pages10
JournalIMechE Part B, Engineering Manufacture
Volume217
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2003

Bibliographical note

Publisher: IMechE

Keywords

  • diamond fibre
  • ductile grinding
  • glass
  • TITANIUM-ALLOY
  • CVD DIAMOND
  • FIBERS
  • STRENGTH
  • TECHNOLOGY
  • CERAMICS
  • SURFACE

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